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Archive for September, 2011

Charges filed for reported rape of child

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

A 30-year-old Wilmington man was being held in the New Hanover County jail under a $500,000 bond on charges of sexually abusing an 11-year-old in February, according to arrest warrants.

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Lee spawns tornado in Robeson County, Katia stays offshore, Nate forms

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)- A storm system consisting of a cold front and the remnant low of former Tropical Storm Lee spawned a tornado in Robeson County Tuesday evening. Early this morning, NWS assessment teams confirmed EF0 (85 mph winds) tornado damage near Rennert. Several mobile homes were damaged, and a barn was destroyed. No major injuries were reported.

The storm system is slowly pulling away from North Carolina. Coverage of thunderstorms will be decreasing, but a slight chance of isolated severe weather will exist through tonight. On a positive note, this storm system has kept us protected from Hurricane Katia. The hurricane is expected to stay far offshore, but rip currents and heavy surf will still be felt along the coast.

Tropical system Maria has also formed, but the storm is nearly 2700 miles away from the East Coast. It is much too early to determine where the storm will ultimately travel.

Tropical system Nate formed near the Yucatan Peninsula Wednesday.

You can always see the latest tropical updates at Hurricanes 101.

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

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Sheriffs deputy resigns after DWI arrest

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

A deputy with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office resigned Tuesday after he was arrested on a drunk driving charge over the Labor Day weekend, a sheriff’s office spokesman said Wednesday.

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ONLY ON 3: Bishop says Catholic high school plans moving forward

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — For years a lot of folks in the Cape Fear have wanted a Catholic high school for the area. We learned today those plans are moving forward.

Bishop Michael Burbidge today announced plans to build a new cathedral in Raleigh. Also during his news conference, he said a new high school in the Wilmington area looks promising.

Bishop Burbidge says the more than 30 ministries in the diocese are looking for opportunities to expand their presence and outreach. He says one opportunity to do that is building a high school in our area.

It would mean students at the area’s Catholic schools would be able to continue their parochial education beyond the elementary and middle school levels.

“This has been under way for a while now,” Burbidge said. “It is a possible high school in the Cape Fear area, and we, with the help of a great leadership team there also, we are moving closer to that being a reality. It’s not an announcement. It’s nothing definitive, but we are making great, great progress.”

A meeting about the high school is planned tomorrow at 7 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Castle Hayne. That’s when organizers and interested families will discuss the need to get pre-enrollment started.

Once the diocese has a firm number of students and families interested in going to the school, they can launch the project.

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NHSO lieutenant quits after DWI arrest

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy has quit after being pulled over for drunk driving.

The Sheriff’s Office says Highway Patrol stopped Lt. Lawrence Miller for DWI over the Labor Day weekend. Troopers stopped Miller during a checkpoint at the Snows Cut Bridge.

Miller has resigned from the Sheriff’s Office before an internal investigation concluded.

“I continue to stand firm on my position concerning alcohol related incidents,” Sheriff Ed McMahon said in a statement.

Miller was a 19-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office.

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